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#WetinWeGain: NGO launches new campaign on extractive data transparency

Policy Alertin partnership with Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Nigeria, launches new campaign to empower resource-rich communities in the Niger Delta with data for holding government and extractive companies accountable.

Policy Alert and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Nigeria have today launched #WetinWeGain, a campaign that seeks to promote greater disclosure on oil, gas and mining transactions in Nigeria, and empower citizens of resource-rich communities with adequate and accurate information to ask the right questions and thereby benefit fully from their natural resources.

“Due to poor management, operational opacity and corruption in Nigeria’s oil, gas and mineral subsectors, the country has witnessed a massive hemorrhage of assets and revenues over the last six decades” said Tijah Bolton-Akpan, Executive Director of Policy Alert.

“Rather than Nigeria’s natural resources contributing to prosperity for its citizens, we have witnessed a downward slide on several development indicators, one of the latest being that Nigeria now leads the pack of countries having the highest poverty burden, with an estimated 87 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty, according to a 2018 data by the World Poverty Clock, compiled by Brookings Institute.

“This campaign will use data analysis and simplification, public sensitization, community capacity building and advocacy to drive home messages that can propel action and help us begin to reverse the resource curse, a phenomenon that sees resource-rich countries trailing behind on most development indicators.”

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Nigeria National Coordinator Peter Egbule said: “Corruption undermines the potential for revenues to be used to improve the economic and social lives of citizens, particularly resource-rich communities who suffer loss of livelihoods, destruction of their environment and other deprivations due to the extraction of these resources. Recent developments in the international policy arena have resulted in a lot more extractive data becoming available than was previously possible, but the challenge has been to bridge the gap between extractive data and the utilization of such data by civic actors to demand accountability from governments and companies. The #WetinWeGain Project will help bridge that gap and we are excited to partner with Policy Alert on this campaign.”

Publish What You Pay UK Coordinator Miles Litvinoff welcomed Policy Alert’s launch of the #WetinWeGain campaign. He said: “PWYP UK is very pleased to be working with Policy Alert and PWYP Nigeria in helping to raise awareness among Nigerian communities about the companies extracting their country’s natural resources and these companies’ payments to Nigerian government entities.Transparency and informed public participation are essential if there is to be full accountability in Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining subsectors.”

Media contact

utibe.archibong@policyalert.org

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About Policy Alert

Policy Alert is a development non-governmental organization that utilises the power of storytelling and data to promote social, economic and ecological justice.

www.policyalert.org

About PWYP Nigeria

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is the worldwide campaign for an open and accountable extractive industry. PWYP Nigeria is the Nigerian chapter of PWYP.

www.pwypnigeria.org

About Dotun Roy

DotunRoy.com is a development driven news website with the overall goal of amplifying, promoting and advocating for positive societal change through Sustainable Development advocacy in line with UN SDGs components such as education, environmental sustainability and Climate Change, Human Rights, health, finance, housing, good governance as well as security in Nigeria and across the world.

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